Situated on 250 acres nestled right up against Camelback Mountain, this palatial getaway—recently given a spectacular complete makeover—is the model of a world-class resort. The expansive grounds are dotted with magnificent Native American sculptures; two giant works by Allan Houser frame the main lobby entrance. The massive pools, on three levels, plus a waterpark for kids, are everything you could ask for, and the overall scale, from the lobby to the rooms, is big enough to impress without being overwhelming. The spa—now a three-story behemoth—is first-class, and there are innumerable activities every day, starting with morning yoga in front of magnificent Camelback Mountain, continuing with afternoon tea, and ending with a late-evening fun room for kids—the “Fun!ician”—get it? There are also 18 holes of golf on a course completely rebuilt in 2018. The luxurious guest rooms have large patios and sunken tubs for two. And even the resort’s second restaurant, Mobray & Cotton, has a first-class chef. Don’t miss the gorgeous and extensive cactus garden and its accompanying trails, tucked between the back of the resort and the mountain. If you’re staying here you probably aren’t worried about money, but be aware the charges add up— with a resort fee, valet fee, and tips, it’s possible to drop nearly $75 before you unpack!
6000 E. Camelback Rd.
Our Rating Neighborhood Scottsdale Phone 800/888-8234 Prices High season $459–$629 double, $869–$1,499 suite; summer $179–$299 double, $379–$699 suite. Children 17 and under stay free in parent’s room. $35 daily resort fee. Valet parking $33. Pets accepted (under 40 lbs.; $175 fee). Amenities 9 restaurants, snack bars/cafes; 2 lounges; babysitting; bikes; children’s programs; concierge; executive-level rooms; 18-hole golf course; health club and spa; 3 Jacuzzis; 8 pools; room service; 11 tennis courts; Wi-Fi (included in resort fee) Units 645 Web site The Phoenician
Map6000 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix
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